If Systems Thinking and Holism was an integrated and accepted part of our way of thinking as a nation, part of how government and the civil service think, and how we educate ourselves; then maybe this would happen differently. Perhaps we would:
- listen and accept, rather than analyse and differentiate.
- develop and open up, rather than entrench.
- look to the future, rather than just think of now.
- think of us, rather than think of me.
- enquire, rather than tell.
- all succeed, rather than compete to the top.
The Nations Health
In response to health, social, and community problems, we would have health services designed around the complex nature of issues that many of us face. Appropriate state or voluntary group support would be available, to prevent issues escalating to become bigger and more complex.
We would have local communities as a power-house of action.
Health staff would be in jobs that they could perform, and flourish as people.
Demands into the health services would be lower than today, as would be the cost of delivering those services.
Our relationship within Europe would have changed, to suit the different views in the country. We would have found ways to remain connected in Europe, and to be different.
We would never have had to go to the frustrated place we got to by the time Brexit was an issue, as issues with matter to people over the decades - in regard to immigration and national sovereignty would have been listened to, and the causes looked at.
Our understanding of the myriad of links that need to be made, to solve deep societal and person issues, would be such that we would realise that Homelessness is a symptom of a malaise with us as a nation. People would return to living a more balanced life.
We would have a reducing number of prisoners in our prisons, and a greater return of those people in prison back to a life away from crime.
Would our families and communities be structured in ways that promoted good living? Would we be less interested in consumerism, and have a greater range of interests that promote living a good life?
Education and Learning
Would we be helping children to become the adults they want to be, and take forward the principles that advance civilisation?
Would we be so much more aware of the true implactions of our lifestyle? So we would be creating a fairer world. Could we be reducing the impact of climate change at a pace that makes the future one that our children deserve?